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Lawrence M. Smith Jr.
Lawrence M. Smith Jr.

June 28, 1950 - April 12, 2019
Born in Newton, NJ
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


Lawrence M. Smith, Jr., 68, of Newton, died Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Karen Ann Quinlan Home for Hospice in Fredon Township.

Born in Newton, Lawrence was a long time Sussex County resident, living in Newton for the past 24 years. He was a graduate of High Point Regional High School. Before his retirement, Lawrence was a hardworking man, who worked as a Scale Master at the Lime Crest Quarry, in Sparta, 7 days a week for 43 years. In his free time, Lawrence loved his dogs and enjoyed watching the New York Giants on TV.

Son of the late Lawrence M. Smith, Sr., on July 14, 2006, and Janet E. (nee Beemer) Smith, on July 26, 2014, Lawrence was also predeceased by his brother, Rick L. Smith. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Marjanne (nee Graziano) Smith, of Newton; his son, Michael L. Smith and wife, Laura C., of Dingmans Ferry, PA; his daughters, Janet E. Rickert and husband, Gregg, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Jennifer J. Smith, of Wilkes Barre, PA, Justina Hompesch and husband, Jason, of Dingmans Ferry, PA, Melissa Graziano, of Newton; his siblings, Dale L. Smith, of Lafayette, Diana L. Feldman and husband, Robert, of Hamburg, Liza Smith-Simpson and husband, Harold, of Andover Township; along with seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home 63 High Street, Newton. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., with interment to follow at North Hardyston Cemetery, Hardyston Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave. Newton, NJ 07860, or the American Cancer Society, 7 Ridgedale Ave., Suite 103, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. Online condolences may be made at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
11:30 AM
North Hardyston Cemetery
North Church Road
Hamburg, New Jersey 07419
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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